Research Assistant

NU Nursing

Competition No.  -    S102348960
Posting Date  -    Nov 08, 2022
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.
Hourly Rate  -    $21.76 - $28.95
Grade  -    05
Hours  -    5-7 per wk

This competition is restricted to internal applicants of the University of Alberta. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term lenght of 6 months from the date of hire. 

Location - North campus. This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department summary

The Faculty of Nursing is a center of excellence for nursing research whose objective is to foster advances in both theory and practice.

Position summary

A Research Assistant is needed to assist with a newly funded project examining the impact of gender relations on the wellbeing of internally displaced women in northern Nigeria. As part of the general research operations of the project, the candidate will assist in designing protocols, reviewing literature, analyzing data, and contributing to dissemination of research (e.g., publications, technical reports, presentations, webinars, infographics, etc.). To assist with a wide range of research activities, the candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.


  • Prepare consent forms, study aids, questionnaires, data collection forms, finding tables, etc.
  • Maintain research protocols, funding agency requirements, and any institutional ethics or health committees, and prepare ethics renewals and amendments.
  • Assists in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data (focus groups, individual interviews, surveys)
  • Delivers consistent quality interventions according to study protocol.
  • Assists in the preparation of publications, posters, presentations, technical reports and briefings for various stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Post-secondary bachelor degree minimum: Masters or PhD preferred
  • Able to perform searches on databases, websites, etc. to support project activities, experience with literature reviews
  • Experience with ethics submissions, manuscript editing, and annual reports or related academic writing
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated skills in literature review, findings interpretation, presentation, and reporting (i.e. NVivo Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • The preferred field of study is science, health science, public health, social sciences, or a related field
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills including strong ability to demonstrate professionalism, confidentiality, and diplomacy

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.